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Making school children aware about “Our Principles in Action” on World RCRC Day
15.05.2015 - New Delhi, India

The Red Cross Movement is driven by its 7 fundamental principles of Humanity, Neutrality, Unity, Impartiality, Universality, Volunteerism and Independence. As the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) celebrates “Our Principles in Action”, what would be a better way than to teach the young ones, our budding volunteers of tomorrow and make them aware about the movement.

The Indian Red Cross Team were invited by Airforce Golden Jubilee school, Subroto Park and Delhi Telegu Education Association Senior Secondary school, Janak Puri to give a talk to the their students about the Red Cross Movement, particularly the work of the IRCS for the community at large.

Children watching a film on Fundamental Principles, DTEA School

The kids were curious and wanted to know about each and every aspect of help that the society provides. They were shown films about how this movement took shape from that great idea of Sir Henry Dunant, more than 150 years ago.

The recent Earthquake in Nepal has shaken everyone, and the children appreciated the efforts that Red Cross has made in helping the affected people during the recent disasters in Nepal and our country.

With 27 National Red Cross Societies (through their relief supplies and volunteers) aiding the Nepal Red Cross and the Nepal Government, the unity that drives our movement and the spirit of volunteering was there for everyone to see. The children were also shown films on the seven Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement, Blood Bank at the IRCS NHq and the spirit of volunteering. Students also participated in a quiz about the Fundamental Principles and were given a token of appreciation for guessing them all right!

The winner of the quiz at Airforce Golden Jubilee School

Other schools are also proposed to be visited to educate the children about the work of the Red Cross and its principles.

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